Westonbirt arboretum

Westonbirt Arboretum comprises some 18,000 trees and shrubs, over an area of approximately 600 acres. Its 17 miles of marked paths are popular with visitors, and provide access to a wide variety of rare plants. There are two main areas to explore. The Old Arboretum is a carefully designed landscape offering beautiful vistas, stately avenues,Continue reading “Westonbirt arboretum”

Explore the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds are famous for picture-perfect landscape and villages, making it an ideal countryside location to retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The Southern Cotswolds have their own distinctive look comprised of pretty honey-coloured stone villages, narrow lanes and stunning countryside. The local stone, used to build many of the houses youContinue reading “Explore the Cotswolds”

Bowood House & Gardens

Bowood House was purchased by the 2nd Earl of Shelburne in 1754 and completed soon afterwards. Interesting rooms include Robert Adam’s Library, the Laboratory where Dr Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen in 1774, and the Chapel that is still used for family services.On display within the numerous Exhibition Rooms are remarkable collections of family heirlooms andContinue reading “Bowood House & Gardens”

Slimbridge wetlands

There’s something for everyone at WWT Slimbridge from birdwatchers to families. Now a world-renowned reserve for waterbirds set in 120 acres. Its new £6.2m visitor centre houses a wildlife art gallery, The Hanson Discovery Centre, the Waterside Restaurant, a cinema and the Sloane Observation Tower (which provides the best view of the Severn in theContinue reading “Slimbridge wetlands”